Draft Your Code
Committing Yourself to Ethical Principles
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
YEARS AGO, the head of a local law firm was shopping at a yard sale held by a woman recently widowed. He came across a legal briefcase, almost unused, recently the property of the widowâs husband. The briefcase, easily worth $300, was selling for $40. He said to the widow, âDonât you realize how much this is worth?â She answered disconsolately, âI donât care; I just want to get rid of it.â
The attorney paid the $40 and walked away. But he never used ...
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